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Kaizer Chiefs respond to reports linking them to Gor Mahia defender Godfrey Walusimbi

17:19 IST 13/08/2018
Vina Maphosa, Kaizer Chiefs
The South African PSL giants have been accused of player tapping by Gor Mahia, but have decided to remain mum for now

With media reports rife in Kenya that Kaizer Chiefs  are looking to sign  Gor Mahia  defender Godfrey Walusimbi, the Soweto gianst have remained coy on the links.

Goal reported that Walusimbi was tapped by Amakhosi and that the Ugandan defender is in South Africa without the consent from his club.

Speaking to this website, Chiefs communications manager Vina Maphosa initially rubbished the reports on the weekend, saying he has no idea of the player being in the country.

Just before their MTN8 Cup quarter-final match against Free State Stars on Saturday, Maphosa said he will get more information from the club on Monday.

However, when contacted on Monday, Maphosa said Chiefs cannot comment on the story for now, but said they will whenever they have something.

“No I don't know about the player from Gor Mahia because I was in camp with the team on Friday,” Maphosa told Goal on Saturday.

“I don't know him (player). I will find out from the office. You can call on Monday and we can give you more information because we have a match kicking off in two hours,” he continued.

With this website looking for more information from the Amakhosi communications manager on Monday, he played his cards close to his chest, saying they have no information on the player.

“We do not have any info to share with your readers at this stage. As soon as we have an update we will do likewise,” he said on Monday.

On the other hand, local media reports suggest that the Soweto giants' football manager Bobby Motaung has admitted that they have the Cranes international at Naturena.

The defender is seen as a perfect solution to their defensive issues as coach Giovanni Solinas' men have conceded four goals in two of their 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches.

In addition, K'Ogalo chairman Ambrose Rachier, has threatened to drag Chiefs to Fifa for player tapping.

Meanwhile, media reports in the East African country indicate that Walusimbi has a year remaining on his current contract with the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions and that they are willing to sell the player for R3 million.